All candidates should have completed at least 2 years of Internal Medicine training in an ACGME-accredited program in the United States. This includes international medical graduates (IMG), who generally must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program in the United States. ECFMG certification and a completed ERAS file are necessary to apply. Applicants are expected to be Internal Medicine board-eligible at the beginning of their first fellowship year, and they are expected to complete the requirements for board certification within the first months of joining the fellowship.
Non-US citizens who are entering a BWH ACGME accredited training program are required to obtain visa sponsorship prior to beginning their program. The Department of Medicine sponsors J-1 and H-1B visas.
Three letters of recommendation (including one from the Residency Program Director)
ECFMG report (if applicable)
Medical School Transcript
Applications should be submitted by midnight on August 1. We expect interview invitations to be issued within 1-2 weeks after this deadline. Interviews are usually conducted on most Wednesdays in September and October. We participate in the National Resident Matching Program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person interviews in 2021. Instead, all interview days in 2021 will be conducted virtually using teleconferencing technology. In-person informational visits can be facilitated for candidates that wish so. These visits will consist of a tour of the hospital, but no other interaction with program leadership, faculty or fellows. Visits will in no way impact how a candidate is ranked and will thus be offered only after the program has finished interviews and finalized its match list (late October or early November, prior to the Rank Order List Certification Deadline). This is consistent with the guidance issues by the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism (APDEM).
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